Off Panel #156: Snotguy with Bryan Lee O’Malley

In this week’s first episode of two on Off Panel, cartoonist Bryan Lee O’Malley joins the show to talk his Image Comics series Snotgirl and his career making comics. He discusses what stood out to him about his collaborator on Snotgirl, Leslie Hung, where the idea for the book came from, the impact of Los Angeles had on the book, fashion bloggers and social media curation, whether he feels like part of the online conversation, the Warren Ellis Forums, allergies, the improvisational nature of monthly comics, fine tuning scripts for collaborators, schedule management, the specter of Scott Pilgrim, food in his comics, our relationship with stories today, and more.

You can find O’Malley on Twitter, his Instagram and in his current Image Comics series with artist Leslie Hung, Snotgirl.

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Header image is from a Snotgirl variant cover, art by O’Malley. Intro and outro music is Vulfpeck’s Outro from their album Vollmilch. Thanks to the band for letting me use the track.